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'Basic Instinct 2' sweeps the Razzies

February 25, 2007|Lee Margulies | Times Staff Writer

Before Hollywood gets too carried away this weekend with self-congratulations for all the wonderful films produced in 2006, the Golden Raspberry Award Foundation stepped forward Saturday to remind everyone that there were some stinkers too.

Chief among them: "Basic Instinct 2," named worst picture of the year in the 27th annual Razzie Awards.

The thriller also was (dis)honored in three other categories: worst actress (Sharon Stone), worst prequel or sequel and worst screenplay (by Leora Barish and Henry Bean).

The comedy "Little Man" picked up three Razzies, the Artesia-based foundation said in a news release: for worst actor (the teaming of brothers Marlon and Shawn Wayans), worst remake or rip-off (the judges deemed it a rip-off of the 1954 Bugs Bunny cartoon "Baby Buggy Bunny") and worst screen couple (Shawn Wayans and either Kerry Washington or Marlon Wayans -- take your pick).

M. Night Shyamalan was chosen worst director for his box-office dud "Lady in the Water." He also won as worst supporting actor for the same film.

Carmen Electra took the Razzie for worst supporting actress for her work in two films: "Date Movie" and "Scary Movie 4."

The tongue-in-cheek awards are presented by Golden Raspberry founder John Wilson, based on ballots sent to about 750 foundation members, film professionals and journalists.

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lee.margulies@latimes.com

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